There are three historic sites in Jackson Heights.
City Historic District
One third of Jackson Heights — a rough rectangular section stretching from 76th Street to 88th Street and from Roosevelt Avenue to Northern Boulevard (see map) — was designated as a New York City Historic District by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on October 19, 1993. The Jackson Heights Historic District includes 2,203 contributing buildings, 19 contributing sites, and three contributing objects. Among the landmarked buildings, over 200 original Queensboro Corporation buildings still exist.
Map Showing 2011 Proposed Historic District Extension
National Historic District
The Jackson Heights neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Inclusive of the city historic district, it comprises large apartment buildings with private communal gardens, as well as many groupings of private homes and many stores on the streets north of Roosevelt Avenue. Unlike the city designation, the national does not offer aesthetic protections.